Paper Apple Blossoms via Lia Griffith

Lia Griffith creates the most gorgeous paper blooms, and generously shares her instructions for them on her blog. These apple blossom branches would be so beautiful for centerpieces or garlands at a bridal shower or wedding. Get all the details here.…

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DIY Wedding Favor Packets via Elli

With a free printable template from elli.com you can create inexpensive wedding favors for your guests to enjoy! Easily customize these pretty little envelopes with paper and wash tape and fill them with colorful sprinkles, seeds, confetti, or sweet treats!…

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16 Wedding Hoop Art Ideas

by Kimberly Jones

Bride and Groom Hoop Art Chair Signs by Mama Bleu Signs via Emmaline Bride

Embroidery hoop art adds the perfect charming touch to a homespun wedding! Emmaline Bride rounded up 16 creatives ways to use hoop art for wedding decor including the sweet bride and groom char signs from Mama Bleu Designs shown above. Click here to see all 16 inspired ideas.…

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DIY Pastel Cake Topper

by Kimberly Jones

 DIY Pastel Cake Topper by The Proper Pinwheel via Inspired by This

Love this painterly pastel cake topper DIY created by The Proper Pinwheel and featured at Inspired by This! Get the complete tutorial and supply list here.…

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Strawberry Wedding Inspiration via Elegance and Enchantment

Strawberry shortcake is a long-standing spring tradition for my family, so of course I had to share this delicious inspiration board from Elegance and Enchantment. Love the pretty colors and sweet details!…

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Spring Tulips Wedding Inspiration via One Fab Day

Spring has been a long time coming in my corner of the world! But sunny skies, warm breezes, and blooming trees and flowers are finally here! I thought I would share a bit of spring inspiration today featuring pastel tulips from One Fab Day. Click here for lots of pretty images and links to resources.…

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Spring Clay for Your Household

by Elaine Robitaille

Beautiful spring housewares from Etsy polymer clayers:

Embellished Vase by Kissinglass Faux Turquoise Knobs by ArtisanKnobShop
Passover Servingware by Funktini Incense Holder by nouveaushades
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roundvotiveheroWe’ve been waiting for the new mold from Colour de Verre and they haven’t disappointed with their new molds to make adorable votive holders. Beautiful glass candle holders that will twinkle and sparkle as the light dances inside. The guys over at Colour de Verre have put together an instructional video to show you how to make it. You can …

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emerge_logo_bannerEvery other year Bullseye Glass celebrates the emerging glass artist with their competition, Emerge. People enter from all over the world…finalists are chosen…and the winners have been announced! Festivities are planned and a book will be published. It’s a huge honor to be one of the chosen finalists as well as a winner. Go over to the web site and …

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Art Deco at Patchwork Fun

by Scarlett Burroughs

DecoLampWallhangingThis Art Deco mini quilt was designed by Chris Jurd of Patchwork Fun Etsy. I just found her shop and quickly knew she would become a favorite. Won’t you join me for some window shopping, starting with Art Deco.

Image credit: Patchwork Fun

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DIY Wedding Vow Notebooks

by Kimberly Jones

DIY Wedding Vow Notebook via Something Turqouise with image by Studio 11 Photography

Are you writing your own wedding vows? If so, be sure to check out the charming tutorial for DIY Wedding Vow Notebooks over at Something Turquoise! Such a sweet way to present your vows and to create a memento you’ll be sure to cherish. {Image by Studio 11 Photography}…

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Sale: Impress Stamps!

by Heather Holbrook

Sale Impress Stamps! Just a quick note to say Impress Cards and Crafts is having a sale, use code: SALE! to receive 20%, hurry though, sale ends tomorrow April 16th! -Heather…

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Dresden Plate with Butterfly

Dust off that sewing machine that’s been collecting dust this winter. Benita of Victoriana Quilt Designs shares a free pattern for this Spring-invoking quilt block. What you see here is a quilt made up of 20 of these blocks. Go get your free download of Dresden Plate with Butterflies and get to sewing up something pretty.

Editor’s note: This pattern

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Pretty Preppy Wedding Inspiration via Southbound Bride

Navy and gray make a sophisticated and chic duo for a modern, trendy wedding! Lots of classic style in this Pretty Preppy mood board featured at Southbound Bride.…

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I have a new favorite shop on Etsy…PatternBird. Her patterns range from whimsical to art deco and I want all of them! I love that her patterns seem to have a certain sense of calm to them. You can tell that they were made with love and each stitch seems to being a little bit more happiness into …

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Polymer Clay for Springtime

by Elaine Robitaille

Spring is finally rolling in here. The grass is turning a little green, the trees are budding and there are little shoots coming up where my tulips (I hope!) will show up soon. Polymer clayers are, likewise, making spring goods:

Spring Flower Earrings by ShooglyBeads Clay Frog by ClayWishes
Blue Bird Necklace by SheWearsItWell Fairy Door by ClayByKim
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The House Gardener via weddings.craftgossip.com

Green plants offer a stylish and refreshing alternative to florals for wedding centerpieces. Today, I’m delighted to share with you some inspiring and gorgeous images from Isabelle Palmer’s latest book, The House Gardener. Whether you have a green thumb, limited space, or little knowledge of growing plants, this informative book will give you all the tools you need to …

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DIY Ring Bearer Pillow

by Kimberly Jones

DIY Ring Bearer Pillow via weddingthingz.com

I just love the rustic charm of this pretty ring bearer pillow, with its high-low mix of burlap and silk flowers! Morgann Hill, author of Rustic Chic Wedding, shares the tutorial over at Wedding Thingz.…

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Citrus Wedding Inspiration via The Perfect Palette

The Perfect Palette shares a happy and colorful wedding board inspired by summery citrus hues. I love the cheerful pairing of coral and yellow, and those bow ties are adorable! Get all the details and links here.…

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Embellished bunnies quilt

by Scarlett Burroughs

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Can someone please shoo that bee off this bunny’s nose? Ahh, it’s only thread. This sweet scene is one of eight that make up a quilt from a Nan Baker design, Bullas Bunnies. Visit KreinikGirl to see a closeup of all the blocks and Kreinid Blog to see a list of threads used in this project.

Image credit: Kreinik

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Katie’s FMQ round-up

by Scarlett Burroughs

FMQ Inspiration and class Katie Did

Katie understands the key to mastering free motion quilting (FMQ) is getting in a ton of practice. To inspire potential learners to do just that, she shares on her blog, a round-up of FMQ patterns along with a plug for a local studio where FMQ classes are taught. Photos 8, Greek Key, is my favorite. Do you have one?…

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Real Men Quilt T-shirt

by Scarlett Burroughs

RealMenQuiltTshirtSew, men, sew. Though still a minority in quilting circles, men are indeed picking up the needle in greater numbers. We can encourage the habit with this screen printed t-shirt, “Real Men Quilt” offered by Stacey of IceCreamTees.

Image credit: IceCreamTees

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Union Jack blog tour starts today!

by Scarlett Burroughs

Union Jack Tour

Don’t miss this fun event, a blog tour sponsored by Riley Blake to promote their Union Jack fabric panels. Participating bloggers will share project ideas starting 4/1 and ending 5/1; get the blog tour schedule.

The first blogger on the tour is Paula from The Sassy Quilter, who made a smashing quilted Union Jack sewing machine cover.…

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 DIY Painted Burlap Table Numbers via Something Turquoise with photo by Studio 11 Photography

Every time I pass by the new burlap canvases at Michael’s I’m so tempted to throw them in my cart! Leave to the crafty geniuses at Something Turquoise to come up with a simple but very chic way to use those burlap beauties: painted table numbers! Get the instructions and see all the beautiful images by Studio 11 Photography

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DIY Chalkboard Monogram Cookies via Project Wedding

I just added the cutest DIY to my Chalkboard Inspiration collection on Pinterest: Chalkboard Monogram Cookies! These adorable treats from Project Wedding would make the sweetest favors for wedding celebrations. Click here for all the instructions.…

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